3 biggest overreactions from the Vikings win over the Bears in Week 6

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Overreaction No. 3

The 2023 season is back on track for the Vikings

After their record fell to 1-4 last week, it seemed like the 2023 season was basically over for Minnesota, and it was time to start looking ahead to the 2024 offseason.

But then the Vikings decided to win on Sunday. Now, Minnesota has a 2-4 record, and some fans can't help but get optimistic about the possibility of the Vikings putting together a streak of victories to get their season back on track.

Let's hold the phone on that, though, at least until after the next game on Minnesota's schedule, which has them taking on a 5-1 San Francisco 49ers team.

Sure, the Vikings won on Sunday, but it wasn't exactly something that anyone would classify as impressive.

Minnesota had more punts than third-down conversions in Chicago, and the Bears almost found a way to get back in the game with a rookie quarterback who spent his college career at a Division II school.


The Vikings have two wins this season, and they have come against a pair of opponents that are a combined 1-11. Three of Minnesota's next four games are against teams that currently have a .500 record or better.

We'll learn a lot more about the potential of this Vikings team to turn things around during the next few weeks. But, for now, keep the expectations low until Minnesota actually gives its fan base a legitimate reason to be excited about the rest of the season.

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